The Pennsylvania State University

School of Visual Arts

MFA Exhibition

STUDIO ART

The Studio Program is where the advanced production, training and study of the studio arts takes place in the School of Visual Arts (SoVA). Led by faculty members who are practicing visual artists and scholars of contemporary art, the Studio Program has nurtured, trained and mentored young artists and students of the visual arts since SoVA’s initial NASAD accreditation in 1982.

A wide-ranging menu of studio courses in traditional and new media disciplines are offered, including: Ceramics, Drawing and Painting, New Media and Digital Design, Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture. Coursework in these areas cover all levels, from foundations through graduate study. In addition, we are re‑visioning Printmaking within the context of interdisciplinary practices of Print Media and rebuilding the area beginning with the consolidation of the B.A. in Art (Printmaking).

SoVA offers two studio degrees. The Bachelor of Fine Arts (in Art), meets NASAD standards as a professional degree and provides preparation in art that enables graduates to pursue professional career aspirations through sustained involvement in personal creative work and options for future study at the graduate level. Students in the B.F.A. have the opportunity to pursue a concentration in one of the following areas of studio art: Ceramics, Drawing and Painting, New Media, Photography, or Sculpture. Entry into the B.F.A. degree program is determined by a review of students' placement portfolios by School of Visual Arts studio faculty.

The Bachelor of Arts (in Art) provides the student with the opportunity to pursue a broad-based liberal education with a concentration in one of the following areas of studio art: Ceramics, Drawing and Painting, New Media and Digital Design, Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture.